After what felt like eons of being stuck in development hell, Shenmue III finally hit store shelves. This game has had a cult following for years, with the first two titles being one of the most valuable video game titles of its time, despite failing commercially. Years later, series creator Yu Suzuki unveiled Shenmue III at an E3 conference in 2022. By enlisting the help of fans, the development team was able to fund the production of the game where players will follow Ryo Hazuki while searching for his father's killer.
The game first hit the market in 2022 for PC and PlayStation 4 platforms. It's still the single-player adventure game and it's likely that story will continue. However, those of you who wanted to enjoy this game through Steam were out of luck. While originally planned to launch for the Steam client, Ys Net had since turned this game into an Epic Games Store exclusive. This caused players to browse the Epic Games Store until the exclusive deal ended. This exclusive deal is finally coming to an end, which means we can expect Shenmue 3 to hit the Steam market.
Shenmue 3 will be available on the Valve Steam Marketplace from November 19, 2022. Additionally, those who have backed the game via Kickstarter will find that they will receive various rewards and in-game content if they opt for a Steam version of the game code. Luckily, for many players, the wait will finally come to an end.
As mentioned, Shenmue 3 is out now on PC and PlayStation 4 platforms. If you haven't picked up a copy or aren't sure if the game is for you, check out our Before You Go episode upload. buy below. We review the game and offer some of our thoughts on the title.